New military posts built by Turkey on M4
ISWNews Analysis Group: In recent week, Turkish army erected four new military posts in the way of Aleppo-Lattakia highway near Jisr al-Shoghur.
Turkish army built three new military posts in areas Furayka, Za’iniya and Basakria on 5 April and yesterday they built another one in Jannat al-Qora village overlooking M4 highway.
Constructed these posts are near Jisr al-Shoghur town, which is the most important stronghold of Tahrir al Sham (HTS) and Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) terrorists in southwest of Idlib province. Indeed building these military posts were impossible without coordinating with terrorists of Tahrir al Sham and Turkistan Islamic Party.
Although these military posts can help with monitoring safe zone agreement along M4, but Turkey could not yet open M4 completely and the road is still blocked by militants. On the other hand, considering Turkey’s history in building such military posts in Idlib area, they can be used for future Turkish military operations or even defending Jisr al-Shoghur town against the Syrian army operation!